Darenth Country Park Family Orienteering

Saturday 18th May

Entries close Friday 17th May

Dartford Orienteers invite you to an event aimed at newcomers in this attractive park with a large lake near its centre. Guidance on what to do will be provided both in advance and on the day.

We are offering a range of Line courses and a 60 minute Score course so there's a course suitable for all ages and levels of experience
Registration online including entries on the day if there are maps still available.

Start Times: At any time between 11:00 and 12:00.
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Entered: 7

Yellow 2.0km
Controls (checkpoints) are very easy to find, mostly on paths, ideal for younger children and complete beginners.
Entered: 2

Orange 3.0km
Controls are on or near paths with some route choice. Good for progressing juniors and adults who are reasonably confident reading a map.
Entered: 2

Green 4.5km
Suitable for those with some orienteering experience.
Entered: 2

60 mins Score
The controls will be in three sets, numbered in the 50's, 60's and 70's. No set course to follow. Find as many controls in any one set then move to a different set and finish on the final set. You have a time limit of 60 minutes with penalties for exceeding the allocated time.

All distances are measured in straight lines and are approximate currently.

Entered: 1

Entry Fees
Juniors £3
Seniors £6
Families and other groups participating together £9

Includes a copy of the map which you keep afterwards and the hire of an electronic chip to wear on your finger as you find your way round the checkpoints
Event Information

We invite you to enter an event in Darenth Country Park aimed primarily for those new or fairly new to orienteering but with a longer course available for those with some orienteering experience.

Car Parking will be in the main Country Park car park (w3w: ready.slides.secure), Gore Farm, Gore Road, Dartford DA2 6PU. The entrance is off the roundabout at the foot of the hill which is Gore Road heading south from Dartford just before the A2 over bridge.

You must not attend if you or a member of your household has COVID-19 symptoms, or if you have been asked to isolate by NHS Test and Trace or if you are required to quarantine after returning from overseas

You must adhere to the British Orienteering Participant Code of Conduct.

Event centre
We will erect a small tent near to the dark blue DFOK sail banner which will be our event centre.

There no toilets close to the event centre. The nearest toilets are at petrol stations and supermarkets towards Dartford, near the north end of Gore Road, for their customers.

There will be a first aid kit at the event for largely self-use and a first aid trained club member in attendance.

The map is 1:4,000 for all courses printed on waterproof paper.

The start will be close to the parking area

Electronic punching
Contactless punching will be facilitated but it is a Punching Start and Finish.

Control descriptions
Control descriptions are printed on the map. Loose control descriptions are available online as a pdf accessible from the front event page of the DFOK website but will not be available at the event. These are helpful if you want to avoid keep unfolding your map to check the control code is correct at each control visited.

Results will not be on display at the event but you can access them on the DFOK website after the event www.dfok.co.uk. We hope to be able to show live results using a QR code which can be accessed by your mobile phone.

Event Details
Start List
Yellow Class Age Category
Edward Knight Individual M80
Jessica Walker +2 Group participating together W40
Orange Class Age Category
Philip Lodge +1 Group participating together M16
Jenette Wills Individual W18
Green Class Age Category
Elaine Eyers Individual W40
Allison Page Individual W50
60 mins Score Class Age Category
Andrew Evans Individual M65